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4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by ryback(m): 2:18pm On Nov 22, 2012


Growing into a fully formed human being is a long process, and scientists have found that unborn babies not only hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb, they yawn too.

Researchers who studied 4D scans of 15 healthy fetuses also said they think yawning is a developmental process which could potentially give doctors a new way to check on a baby's health.

While some scientists have previously suggested that fetuses yawn, others disagree and say it is nothing more than a developing baby opening and stretching its mouth.

But writing in the journal PLOS ONE on Wednesday, British researchers said their study was able to clearly distinguish yawning from "non-yawn mouth opening" based on how long the mouth was open.

The researchers did this by using 4D video footage to examine all the times when fetuses opened their mouths.

Nadja Reissland of Durham University's department of Psychology, who led the study, said the function and importance of yawning in fetuses is still unknown, but the findings suggest it may be linked to fetal development and could provide a further indication of the health of the unborn baby.

"Unlike us, fetuses do not yawn contagiously, nor do they yawn because they are sleepy," she said. "Instead, the frequency of yawning in the womb may be linked to the maturing of the brain early in gestation."

The study was carried out on eight female and seven male fetuses from 24 to 36 weeks gestation. The researchers found that yawning declined from 28 weeks and that there was no significant difference in how often boys and girls yawned.

Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/21/us-foetus-yawn-idUSBRE8AK1HG20121121

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by dominique(f): 4:21pm On Nov 22, 2012
No pics? Woulda loved to see how a yawning fetus looks like
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by redcliff: 5:12pm On Nov 22, 2012
this pic looks somehow
 
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by hizaya61(m): 5:13pm On Nov 22, 2012
4d scan or 1d scan ?
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by greall1: 5:14pm On Nov 22, 2012
O ga ooo
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by lifestyle1(m): 5:18pm On Nov 22, 2012
This western people sef. undecided
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by maninmood(m): 5:20pm On Nov 22, 2012
May God bless this beautiful baby. I love children! kiss

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by Fhemmmy: 5:23pm On Nov 22, 2012
What an awesome God . . .

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by harlos(m): 5:33pm On Nov 22, 2012
God na baba o!

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by perfectgal: 5:45pm On Nov 22, 2012
dats wonderful.HAPPY THANKSGIVING every one kissthats wondeful.HAPPY THANKSGIVING every one
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by Toheeb31(m): 5:47pm On Nov 22, 2012
Cute baby cheesy

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by Amjustme: 5:49pm On Nov 22, 2012
A 2D scan goes for abt 3k while a 4D scan goes for about 10 to 15k. Not usually medically recommended unless its a high risk sitaution.

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by crackhaus(m): 5:50pm On Nov 22, 2012
Na true ooo, I already knew that unborn babies yawn nah, they even cough, sneeze, punch, kick, hiss, give the finger. There are so many things they do, no be today nah. So these Doctors feel they have discovered one big thing, mtcheeew!!! Its common sense that nobody not even an unborn child can sit still in one place for up to nine months nah.
BTW, Mad Cow: you are right, that child is ugly. If we see truth, make we dey talk am for life is too short

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by tomisinuno: 5:51pm On Nov 22, 2012
Dt baby is gonna b baerd gan. He might evn do more dn adolph hitler grin
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by bestower: 5:56pm On Nov 22, 2012
3D or 4D is the latest technology in ultrasound scanning machine it produces the facial features and movements of the baby,it might be possible that during scanning the baby may yawn and once it happens it show on the screen of the machine which could be freezed or muted.the printer can produce the picture of the baby for verification,it doesnt ve potentials to show the beauty of ur babies.

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by Celyt(f): 5:57pm On Nov 22, 2012
@ Fhemmmy, an AWESOME GOD indeed!
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by binger: 6:06pm On Nov 22, 2012
Isnt that marvelous? That means they get tired 4rm time to time

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by makizee(m): 6:10pm On Nov 22, 2012
Ofcuz they do, you would too if u werew stuck in that boring dark place, nothing to do but just wait for 9 long months awaiting delivery

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by mosmith: 6:16pm On Nov 22, 2012
for der small mind dem don discover sumtin
Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by oweniwe(m): 6:16pm On Nov 22, 2012
I understand that the womb is filled with amniotic fluid during pregnancy. Does it mean babies swallow copious amounts of amniotic fluid whenever they open their mouth to yawn?

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by Fostercat(m): 6:18pm On Nov 22, 2012
Oghenemarho-God is great

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by centje(m): 6:24pm On Nov 22, 2012
Jst like in the movie '3idiots'(indian movie)...maybe the researchers were saying 'all is well' when the research gets tough they will say 'all is well'...and the fetus will yawn grin

Well,a clue could be obtain from researching on those factors that make us yawn. These factors can also be found in the fetal environment.
Or it culd jst be that the baby swallows amniotic fluid as they usually do.

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Re: 4D Scans Show Fetuses Yawn In The Womb by Kassidy90(m): 6:25pm On Nov 22, 2012
I saw similar thing earlier dis year in 3D........bt dint give it much attention, well tnx to d researchers, am learning more.....

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